Drivers should always remain focused and cautious when behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to take such care, and as a result, crashes often take place. When a serious accident occurs, it is not unusual for injuries or fatalities to happen. These outcomes can have major effects on people's lives, and they may feel the need to take legal action as a result.
The family of one individual may be considering their legal options after a recent crash in New York. Reports stated that a vehicle carrying four occupants was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver attempted to make a right turn. However, the driver was unable to keep the vehicle on the roadway and crashed through a sign, hit a tree and smashed into a house.
A 19-year-old passenger in the car suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident. It was unclear what injuries the other occupants of the car may have suffered, if any. There were individuals inside the house at the time of the crash, but they were not injured in the incident. At the time of the report, no charges had been filed.
The family of the passenger killed in this New York accident may find themselves facing many hardships, both emotionally and financially. If they would like to seek compensation for these challenges and other difficulties, they may want to look into filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault. This type of legal action could allow them to pursue monetary restitution for allowable damages.
Source: CBS New York, "1 Dead, 3 Hurt After Car Crashes Into Nassau County Home", Nov. 12, 2017